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in history. the second thing that happened with michael still running the applicant party instead of running it in to ditch and he couldn't raise the time and it came to his favor early in 2010. you may recall there was a revelation in los angeles that the republican national committee has been entertaining at at a lesbian bondage themed strip club. this did not work well, so they could not raise a dime. this gave for his opening. so he had a luncheon at his house in the weaver terrace. it was cohosted by a lsp, a former chair of the arun the senate had about two dozen people over and came away with tens and tens of millions of dollars. that luncheon alone gave him about four times as much money as the entire republican party. so rove was the fact that establishing an apparatus that gave an enormous amount of power and authority with almost no responsibility. he reported to no one, but he had his hands on the purse strings. this led to the 2010 legislative election. there is a total of $300 million swept congress. they took 63 seats in the house and suddenly obama's big advantage was gone. h
and biography. in a moment, i introduce to you michael l. golden, wells fargo's regional president for greater washington, d.c., who will introduce our closing authors today. we're privileged to have with him, of course, not only an extraordinary biographer but also the two inheritors of the legacy of the man who is not only led what is often called the greatest generation to victory in the world war ii, but also led the country to eight years of peace and prosperity, which are now becoming recognized in good part thanks to these authors we have with us today, to close things out. being recognized by historians for the contribution he has made to our national life. so, ladies and gentlemen, i'm happy to hand over for the last act in your main tent, wells fargo sponsored for us, mr. golden, who will introduce everybody and it's a tremendous closing act, if you like, to a wonderful day, blessed with sunshine, with all your presence, and i think we've got an extraordinary cast for this which he will be pleased ands to introduce, and i'm sure we're all going to profit from this wonderful last act
history tv on c-span3. >> michael grunwald presents his thoughts on the $800 billion stimulus bill, the american recovery reinvestment act signed into law by president obama on february 17, 2009. this is about 50 minutes. [applause] >> thanks, all of you, for coming and braving the rain. i am thrilled to start by 4 in new york. my wonderful parents are here. the only new yorkers who go to florida to visit their grandchildren. there are a lot of facts and figures and fun characters and colorful stories. i knew it was going to be controversial and it would be revisionist history of the obama stimulus and everybody hates the obama stimulus. obama he did too. a year after it passed a percentage of americans who believe the stimulus created jobs was lower than the percentage of americans who believe elvis was alive. at one point i told the story how obama told his cabinet that the stimulus was the only thing less popular than he was. when you put the words change and obama this close together you are going to get yelled at. the new -- "the new new deal," right wingers the text of the ol
, michael tallento. is much of the received wisdomva concerning the vietnam war. i put forth manytt new argumentn that overturn what we thought we knew about that conflict. although nothing is definitive e wantl all of the collections in hanoi are made available. i would like to spend my remaining time discussing a few of these files with you. first, most vietnam war history books identify g-man and the famous general as the primary leaders during hanoi's war against the united states or in reality, the person that was the architect and main strategist and commander-in-chief of communist war effort is largely unknown. deh, although he ruled from 1959 chtil 1986, he had somehowmu escaped the scrutiny of scholard working on out more. much of this was his own doing. thanks to an unrivaled know-how, the decision was dominated within the communist party. thus, i argue that in order to u understand hanoi's world, one k, must analyze the life and career of this man come and i do this in the book. i traced the rise of his rise to oper power from the time he is so operating in the mequon delta,w
.s.? >> host: i don't speak german. i'm not 25. people always speak to me in german because of my name, michael ettlinger. so what should someone making over $10 get tax? what percentage of their income she would be at the of them in federal income tax? >> guest: i don't know the answer to that. i would say before taxing at about 16%, we're spending -- gdp. we're spending at 24. we needed 50% across the board increase at every tax level. we could pretend that upping it from whatever we're at now 35 to 39 is going to put everything back in order. but it's not. we need much bigger increases, and i think we should stop pretending we're going to get an economic rebound. it's been four years. we haven't seen the rebound you. so the art when i try to make in the book is what more is i go to the middle-class, 11-dollar increase on a rich person is making $10 billion a year, in the case their puppy saving more than 40% of income by use 40% in the book because that's the guy who had like a couple hundred thousand dollars. would he rather have the end, redistribute or would you rather have the fight from
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